Prevalence of cryptococcosis among HIV-infected patients in Yaounde, Cameroon.

  title={Prevalence of cryptococcosis among HIV-infected patients in Yaounde, Cameroon.},
  author={Jean Paul Dzoyem and Frederick A Kechia and Guy Pascal Ngaba and Paul Keilah Lunga and P J Lohoue},
  journal={African health sciences},
  volume={12 2},
BACKGROUND Cryptococcus neoformans is encapsulated yeast which causes life-threatening infections in up to 40% of AIDS patients in Africa. OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of cryptococcosis among HIV infected patients in Yaounde. METHODS In a hospital-based surveillance study of cryptococcosis, the colonization of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF), urine and blood sample by C. neoformans was evaluated by direct microscopic examination and culture techniques. Data obtained were then analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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